rewilding

 

the-salt-weave-znaor-05_orig11221734_10207381743969210_6384402501428384498_oLoulé, Portugal, Saltmine 2017

 

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Natural building workshop, Sintra, Portugal.

’ What does it mean to be wilder? Wilder than what? What does it mean to be more natural?
I am interested in what and, by extension, when and where rewilding refers to as it has
moved into various geographies across the globe. ’ (Jørgensen 2015,482) .




Concepts of naturalness have been changing over the years. Hull (2000) present three
definitions of naturalness: ‘’1) naturalness is associated with a state of the environment that
existed at some previous point in time ( original nature), 2) it is a state of the environment
that exist in the absence of human modification ( pristine, wild nature), and 3) it is associated
with a slow, or ‘’natural’’ rate of change.’’ (Gobster and Hull 2000: 100) .

Those three definitions evoke the question: Which state is better than another? Which
conditions would correspond to our time and need of environment in creating better space to
live?

 

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2017 sheeps in the city of Barcelona, participation in creating landscape transitions and movement.